Nothing is more scarring than the possibility of having your personal data fall into the wrong hands. The impact seems even more callous when the cause behind the breach is not a malicious virus, or a mystery hacker from a far away land, but rather from an oversight by an institution that you’d think would be good at following its own laws- The Government.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming up in less than a year, and many of its requirements are not quite clear. A good example of this is the responsibility for companies to hire a Data Protection Officer. This may engender a few questions, such as:
It’s not just the physical world that’s volatile; the cyber world isn’t safe either. Just barely a month after Wannacry ransomware shook up the cyber ecosystem, there was another cybersecurity epidemic that wreaked global havoc on June 27th.
This time it’s Petya, or is it NotPetya... or maybe GoldenEye...
The days of no funding or insufficient funding being allocated to technology security budgets, to prevent cyber attacks, information compromise and ransom, are long gone.
It’s no mystery that companies and individuals are hacked every day and information is compromised. Criminals use this information in many ways and one of them is to profit from it in the global markets violating insider trading laws.
It’s no secret that law firms hold a massive amount of confidential client data. And with the dramatic growth and usage of cloud computing, the need to secure the transmission and sharing of this data is becoming more important than ever.
All companies have a responsibility to secure client documents, but the legal professional has an extended ethical obligation. Your legal professional has some of your most personal and business information and they must be diligent with security and securing legal documents.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is taking information protection seriously by adopting cyber security measures. The federation recently took action to shore up its data protection strategy due to recent rises in extremism in Canada and the United States and the widespread threats to the Jewish community becoming more widespread.
As new hacking methods and tools target an increasing amount of vulnerable attack surfaces, industrial and government sectors, once thought safe, are now prime hacking targets.